The best song to individualize the elf takes a single Santa’s helper out of context of his ride along job and puts him into a love-suffering outsider’s dilemma. Can he find his true one through the window? Perhaps The Rocket Summer’s title “Elf Creep” will foreshadow the outcome. Coolest peeping tom Christmas song ever.
A brief mention of the unpleasant hard rocking of sweet harmony barbershop country singers The Oak Ridge Boys. In letter form, they ask “Santa Bring Your Elves,” but personally i believe you’ll never see those elves again. Don’t do it.
Warm smoky throated Pauline Lynnes may appeal to families with little ones, but she has a jazz siren sensibility and sexy folk fullness. “Little Christmas Elf” comes off half country ballad, half funny kid song. Tell me what you think.
At times, kids like to inappropriately mash up urban hip hop with the childhood innocence of Christmas time. “The Legion of Elves” is a rap from Robby the Elf. It’s Atlanta on trial for delivering gifts. Weird computer graphics.
Tomo News goes even more animated with “Get Your Elf On.” The elves here use spit magic, create product placement crap, and Do The Elf Dance. Oh yeah and they electro solve all the world’s problems. Creepy ‘Polar Express’ graphics here.
“The Elf Jump” comes from that unfortunate Golden Films about The Shoemaker and Santa. But it jumps and jives and has a 1940s good time. Credit Diane Eskanazi for the cool tune, if not the awkward animation.
Time to cut out the nonsense and get Great Music in accord with Santa’s Elves.
Let’s go jazz band cool with Frank Moody doing Martin Carlberg’s “Santa’s Little Helpers.” I need to jitterbug and i need to do it now.
Was it all the way back in 2013 Ylvis wanted to know about foxes saying things?
I guess it seems longer ago.
So many parodies, so many.
Academically, we have Vicki Daglian and Colleen Kiernan’s 2nd grade class positing “What Does the Elf Say?” I smell a ringer. The actual vocals can’t be some average seven-year-old!
Homegrown The Jaybirds, freaks out about the Elf on the Shelf in their “What Does the Elf Say?” This is fairly normal among parents.
Mat Moody gets an E for Elfort with his “What Does the Elf Say?” He also gets major support/budget for his mediocre satirizing skills.
Shoal Creek Community Church proves that many missionaries have wicked keen wits and bombastic musical numbers, but i’m not sure why their set up for their “What Does the Elf Say?” parody starts with such a creepy Eyes Wide Shut Christmas costume party.
Jared O delivers the goods on the best note-for-note parody, helped with clumsy accents and long cheeked bros in chorus lines, cluttered with clips of Will Ferrell. There’s a low bar for “What Does the Elf Say?” but i enjoyed it.
Bubba Watson of The Golf Boys played a small joke of ‘Bubba Claus’ into a pretty good parody album or two. Here is his run on Garth Brooks “Elves Have Jolly Faces.” Sorry about the stupid chipmunk-elf voices background.
While we’re on the FuMP topic, Moneyshot Cosmonauts do a damn fine funny Bette Midler parody delineating all the woes of those poor little myths. Good stuff.
Let’s make fun of those poor little elves!
Robert Lund, big on FuMP (the Funny Music Project), underrepresented on Youtube, has many wonderful parodies starring the wee oppressed.
“Cookies for My Elves, Milk for My Reindeer” boogies down.
“Who Let the Elves Out” goes little beyond the obvious title.
“Undead Elves” is his new bit. It Fosters the People pretty well, but the video is too fanboy serious, and a bit gratuitous. And it’s mostly Santa who’s gonna eat you. Enjoy if you can. (Not the credit roll.)
In the fancy land of parodeus (parodies of pop songs into Xmas fun), Bob Rivers stands tall. Here he takes on the Beatles with “All You Need is Elves.” Despite the love, the ad libs indicate trouble in toy land.